Megan Guarnier wins inaugural Women's WorldTour as Jolien D'Hoore takes Madrid Challenge

The American became the first winner of the new UCI format after the final event in Madrid

Megan Guarnier at the Giro Rosa 2016

(Image credit: Owen Rogers)

Having taken a bronze medal in the omnium at the Rio Olympics last month, Belgian woman Jolien D’hoore won today’s Madrid Challenge by La Vuelta. The Wiggle-High5 rider emerged from the bunch, apparently to lead out Australian teammate Chloe Hosking, but managed to stay clear ahead of both Hosking and Marta Bastianelli (Alé-Cipollini) in third.

The race was the final event of the inaugural Women’s WorldTour which was won by American Megan Guarnier, herself aggressive in the race, bringing a late break to heel on the final 5.8km lap of the 87km race.

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Owen Rogers is an experienced journalist, covering professional cycling and specialising in women's road racing. He has followed races such as the Women's Tour and Giro d'Italia Donne, live-tweeting from Women's WorldTour events as well as providing race reports, interviews, analysis and news stories. He has also worked for race teams, to provide post race reports and communications.